Roselle Park Post

RP DEMS: We Give Gifts To Politicians But Nothing Else

February 1, 2014


The spectacle that everyone thought was gone has reared its stupid, ugly head again when Dan Petrosky, Chairman of the Roselle Park Democratic Committee, went up to during the public portion to give the Democratic members of the dais gifts, like he was giving honor gifts to monarchs, not public servants.

Too bad he did not give Gene Antonucci, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd ward, a gift by having him win in a shoe-in election where a newcomer who was a replacement for the Republican candidate came in at the last minute in September and won handily over the well-known candidate.

After the pompous circumstance, Dan Petrosky and Vice Chair Maxine Padulsky sat and tried to maneuver a coup by having councilwoman Charlene Storey perform a coup by wanting to appoint Councilman-At-Large Carl Hokanson to the JMEUC, a position that pays close to $6,000. When newcomer  councilman Mohammed ‘Gino’ Elmarassy did not go along with the vote, teeth sucking, rolling eyes, and shaking heads were all witnessed in the back row – where Petrosky and Padulsky were sitting.

After the meeting, as they walked out and asked why Gino voted the way he did, Maxine Padulsky responded, “Because he’s stupid.”

Well, Roselle Park Post thinks that losing a sure-win election is pretty stupid or consistently losing elections where there are opponents is pretty stupid or begging people who do not know better to run for office is pretty stupid but hey, that is Roselle Park politics for ya.


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